2022 | StartupBlink View the Global Startup Map p. 41 These results highlight that: North American startup dominance is even stronger than what is visible in the global startup ecosystem Index Half of regional investment in Asia-Pacific startups is going to China. This observation is very interesting, given that our Special Entities analysis revealed that the pace of producing unicorns and exits in China significantly lags behind the US, although - as we see here - plenty of money is flowing into Chinese startups. Europe may have a very diverse startup scene, with a large number of active and successful ecosystems, yet investors see more potential in North America and Asia Pacific. Israel's regional dominance is absolute, with 67% of the funding for the Middle East & Africa funneled to fund promising Israeli innovations. Regional Deep Dive North America The North America region may be the smallest in number of countries (just the United States and Canada), but it is the heart of the global startup scene. Both countries are ranked in the top 5, and 4 North American cities make it into the top 5: San Francisco Bay, New York, the Los Angeles Area, and the Boston Area. The sheer totals are impressive: North America has 298 startup ecosystems in the global top 1000, with 257 from the United States and 41 from Canada. In spite of the stable rankings, the gap between the US and its contenders, including Canada, is decreasing consistently over time. Last year, the US score was 526% better than Canada's score. This year, the difference dropped to 454%, showing that Canada is slowly reducing the gap. It’s worth noting that Mexico is included in the Latin America & Caribbean region.